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Modi presents Uzbek president Amir Khusrau's poetry
Monday July 6, 2015 8:29 PM, IANS

[Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, at Kuksaroy Complex, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on July 06, 2015.]

Tashkent: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented Uzbek President Islam Karimov a specially commissioned reproduction of the "Khamsa-i-Khusrau" quintet by the great 13th century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau.

Khusrau was born in Uttar Pradesh but his father hailed from Uzbekistan.

Written in Persian, and profusely decorated and illuminated with various colours including gold and ultramarine, the work is a part of the manuscripts collection of the National Museum in Delhi, said an official statement.

Modi is in Tashkent on the first leg of his visit to five Central Asian countries.

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